2487-2021-1-25-1

2021. Foam blocks, stone paint. 32×33×83cm.

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2021. Foam blocks, stone paint. 46×26×125cm.

2487-2020-1-1-1

2020. Foam blocks, stone paint. 65×115×230cm.

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2020. Foam blocks, stone paint. 60×70×200cm.

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2020. Foam blocks, stone paint. 55×80×120cm.

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2020. Foam blocks, stone paint. 50×60×115cm.

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2020. Foam blocks, stone paint. 50×60×130cm.

2487-2020-1-6-1

2020. Foam blocks, stone paint. 50×70×158cm.

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2020. Foam blocks, stone paint. 25×120×140cm.

2487-2020-1-9-1

2020. Foam blocks, stone paint. 60×65×133cm.

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2020. Foam blocks, stone paint. 30×35×200cm.

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2020. Foam blocks, stone paint. 30×40×138cm.

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2020. Foam blocks, stone paint. 63×32×148cm.

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2020. Foam blocks, stone paint. 30×90×100cm.

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2020. Foam blocks, stone paint. 42×58×312cm.

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2020. Foam blocks, stone paint. 150×95×260cm.

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2020. Foam blocks, stone paint. 102×62×123cm.

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2020. Foam blocks, stone paint. 102×47×122cm.

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2020. Foam blocks, stone paint. 35×30×108cm.

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2020. Foam blocks, stone paint. 30×36×150cm.

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2020. Foam blocks, stone paint. 30×35×153cm.

2487-2020-1-21-1

2020. Foam blocks, stone paint. 60×60×133cm.

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2020. Foam blocks, stone paint. 35×35×190cm.

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2020. Foam blocks, stone paint. 22×30×145cm.

2487-2020-1-24-1

2020. Foam blocks, stone paint 50×60×118cm.

Aspartime

Aspartime is a collaborative artist duo made up of Qu Xiao and Liu Fengya since 2012. Their previous projects include Weibo Update Program, , The Rabbit Hole Program, Outsider Program, Taobao Program and Brancusi·T’s Model Shop. ZigZag is Aspartime’s 2020 art design project, which includes design products, furniture and sculpture. Their art approach is to carve industrially produced foam with heating wire. While the body gets into the space of foam, sculptures are achieved in consequence. The process of carving involves controlling and crossing of time and space, which produces both intentional and unconscious, random and deliberate textures and forms that drift between figurative and abstract with the various visual experiences. Their sculptures may remind you of matters in the natural world: stalactite, sand beach, weathered rocks and wood grain; they might also be the solid-state of sound waves, radio waves and lightwaves; some of them even resemble industrialized forms of order brought by machines like 3D printer. The abstract and the figurative coexist in the course of selection and recombination.

With the readiness to disenchant the audience with the mystery of art as usual, Aspartime disclosed frankly the material and tool for their sculptures: Styrofoam and electric heating wire. Aspartime’s approach to sculpture, a medium of art with a profound history, may seem too straightforward and plain, but they happen to be good at discovering the unusualness of something usual, the unsimplicity of something simple. If Styrofoam is “the unbearable lightness of being”, electric heating wire could make “all that is solid melt into air”.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2021 Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

2017 Brancusi·T’s Model Shop, Ying Space, Beijing

2015 , Ying Space, Beijing

2014 Just what is it that makes today’s life so different, so appealing? Ying Space, Beijing

 

Group Exhibitions

2017 I Do (Not) Want To Be Part Of Your Celebration, Qiao Space, Shanghai

2015 πππ, I: Project Space, Beijing

          China 8, Museum Folkwang, Germany

2014 Softcore, Intelligentsia, Beijing

2012 Get It Louder, LD Design Center, Beijing

          Playground, re-C Art Space, Chengdu

          Make up, V Art Center, Shanghai

          Nowhere to live, Star Gallery, Beijing

 

Projects

2014  The Rabbit Hole Program

2014  Outsider Program

2013  Artistic Talent Development Program

2013  Taobao Program

2012  Weibo Update Program

Aspartime as a Statement

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